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In your opinion, what are some of the best Orbx airports that utilize the latest features of Prepar3dv4? 

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1 minute ago, Rafal said:

Innsbruck LOWI.

Agreed; it's seriously their flagship product. But what else? 

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Palm Springs is one of my favourites.

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Hi Folks,

You need to preface your request with what type of flying you do... Small single engine bug smashers - looking for 2000 feet of turf - or regional jets needing 7000 feet of pavement with capacity to handle hundreds of passengers ?

I've been on a biz jet kick so most of the products I've purchased need to have enough pavement for said jet to get into on out of there...

While they are all excellent - the following are probably the most scenic:

  • Bar Harbor ME
  • Lake Tahoe CA
  • Sedona AZ
  • Eagle CO
  • Telluride CO
  • Jackson Hole WY
  • Valdez AK

Regards,

Scott

 

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Any of the Jarrad Marshall ones, closely followed by Misha Cajic 

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Love Palm Springs too, can get a 37 in there no problem and it also has a smaller runway beside the main for other aircraft. Eagle county is a blast too, the approach is quite fun. The areas around both of these airports look amazing.

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I'd definitely add Monterey CA (KMRY) to the list.  One of my favorites.

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Don't forget Juneau (PAJN) it is also served by Alaska Airlines 737s ....

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ESSA is excellent as well (though careful about enabling dynamic lighting there as that's still a fps killer there...)

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If you're into civil aviation, they have a a vast collection of incredible VFR airfields.

I use commercial airlines, and find Bilbao, San Diego, Innsbruck, Palm Springs, Melbourne and many others fantastic!

ObjectFlow is still in beta for P3Dv4, but I have found no issues, so you can use all their products.

I also have all their regions, Global, Vector, and OLC.

You can't go wrong either way, or combining them.

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On 12/11/2017 at 8:36 AM, scottb613 said:

Hi Folks,

You need to preface your request with what type of flying you do... Small single engine bug smashers - looking for 2000 feet of turf - or regional jets needing 7000 feet of pavement with capacity to handle hundreds of passengers ?

I've been on a biz jet kick so most of the products I've purchased need to have enough pavement for said jet to get into on out of there...

While they are all excellent - the following are probably the most scenic:

  • Bar Harbor ME
  • Lake Tahoe CA
  • Sedona AZ
  • Eagle CO
  • Telluride CO
  • Jackson Hole WY
  • Valdez AK

Regards,

Scott

 

Hi Scott:

I'm seriously looking at KJAC at this terrific price. Do you happen to know how well it fits into UTX and GEX in FSX? I don't own the regional Orbx sceneries. But if it fits in as well as KBHB, then I would be very pleased with it.The price make it very tempting and I go into JAC frequently.

Thanks

Rick

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25 minutes ago, silverheels2 said:

Hi Scott:

I'm seriously looking at KJAC at this terrific price. Do you happen to know how well it fits into UTX and GEX in FSX? I don't own the regional Orbx sceneries. But if it fits in as well as KBHB, then I would be very pleased with it.The price make it very tempting and I go into JAC frequently.

Thanks

Rick

Hi Rick,

I only recently moved to P3Dv4 plus FTX Vector - in P3Dv3 I used Ultimate Terrain X - never owned GEX - I think for a time I had KJAC installed without owning the region - the area covered by the airport seemed to cover much of the Grand Tetons - at least the noticeable stuff on the way in... That's my best recollection and I didn't notice any real issues... You'll probably get some color mismatch on then edges transitioning from ORBX to GEX. If you fly in there often - the regions do a very nice job for a much wider swath and you gain that almost every airport in the area is upgraded to the ORBX "Freeware" level (which is pretty decent in my humble opinion)... I've made many trips into Sun Valley (seriously - THIS airport has never been done to full detail ?) which I like a great deal...

With the sale on - try KJAC - if it doesn't work - pick up the region ? UTX shouldn't be an issue...

Regards,

Scott

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On ‎11‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 2:04 PM, NickJZX said:

Love Palm Springs too, can get a 37 in there no problem and it also has a smaller runway beside the main for other aircraft. Eagle county is a blast too, the approach is quite fun. The areas around both of these airports look amazing.

Palm Springs is one of my favorites too, but shouldn't it have an ILS runway?

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Hi Folks,

It's Palm Springs - it's always sunny ?

:laugh:

My guess - they don't have proper terrain clearance for a true ILS... The approaches they do have all curve or are offset...

The Garmin GPS crowd can't utilize RNP approaches - won't handle the arc segments - so that leave you with a single non-precision approach for all the bug smashers... The big tin will use the RNP precision approaches...

Regards,

Scott

 

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On 12/12/2017 at 10:21 AM, scottb613 said:

Hi Rick,

I only recently moved to P3Dv4 plus FTX Vector - in P3Dv3 I used Ultimate Terrain X - never owned GEX - I think for a time I had KJAC installed without owning the region - the area covered by the airport seemed to cover much of the Grand Tetons - at least the noticeable stuff on the way in... That's my best recollection and I didn't notice any real issues... You'll probably get some color mismatch on then edges transitioning from ORBX to GEX. If you fly in there often - the regions do a very nice job for a much wider swath and you gain that almost every airport in the area is upgraded to the ORBX "Freeware" level (which is pretty decent in my humble opinion)... I've made many trips into Sun Valley (seriously - THIS airport has never been done to full detail ?) which I like a great deal...

With the sale on - try KJAC - if it doesn't work - pick up the region ? UTX shouldn't be an issue...

Regards,

Scott

Hi Scott:

I kept staring at that 45% off and finally took the leap. And the scenery is really very nice as you said. Also the winter landscape blends in just fine with the surroundings. I especially liked the brush shown white alongside the taxiways and runway. Looks like plowed snow :)

I may just pick up another airport or two from them during this sale.

Thanks again

Rick

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Hi Rick,

Happy to help...

I've never been disappointed with an ORBX purchase...

IIRC - Monterey requires the mesh mod from the NORCAL region - without it - it's unusable...

Sedona AZ, Telluride CO, and Eagle CO - are all "Global" products - so they don't even list a "region" required...

Sedona is very cool with the aircraft carrier style landing in completely different terrain than Jackson Hole...

Regards,
Scott

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